[quote=starrs0] 3. I do believe in the Real Presence of Christ I just haven’t accepted an explaination as to HOW it happens it’s enough for me to know that he is there.
I enjoyed reading your summery on the journey of your faith. I think this Scripture passage may help!
Read John 6:22 - 71 (so basically read all of John 6 LoL)
particularly notice John 6:52 **The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them , “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life and I will raise them up on the last day: for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink." Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. **(I won’ t quote the whole passage, there is much more, please read it) the next important quote **When many of his disciples heard it they said "This teaching is difficult: who can accept it? ** Jesus explains further Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve"Do you also wish to go away?" Simon Peter answered him “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. WE have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:66-69.
The Apostles did not fully understand it, yet they accepted Christ’s teachings in faith. They were later commanded at the Passover to become the first Priests and given the ability to consecrate the Bread and wine,( Christ working through them )to become Jesus’s body and blood.
Please read all of John 6, pray about it and ask yourself whether you are one of the disciples who said “This teaching is difficult,” and walk away from the Body and Blood of Christ, or will you become like Peter, the rock, upon whom Jesus would build his Church and accept the Eucharist for what Jesus Christ tells us it is. "Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life and I will raise them up on the last day."
I, personally could not live knowing I could not recieve the Sacrament of the Eucharist, and ignore a direct commandment from Christ. I want Him to abide in me and I in Him. If someone told me I had the option to live 100 years on this Earth without the Eucharist or take it once and die tomorrow, I would choose to take Communion once with the hope of Eternal life with Christ, rather than 100 years without Him.
Be Brave, live for Christ! Feel free to ask any more questions I have alot of respect for you, and hope this helps you in your journey.